The Villgratental is a side valley of the East Tyrolean Pustertal Valley and one of the most original natural and cultural landscapes in the Alpine region. This high valley is still characterised by mountain farms, combined with centuries-old traditions and sustainable cultivation. The scenery with its striking timber house architecture on the steeply sloping mountain meadows and the typical alpine hut arrangements popular among holidaymakers reveals the hard handwork.
The Villgrater Mountains are an attraction for hikers, mountaineers, mountain bikers and an attraction for ski touring fans. The mountains were already valued as a viewing platform by early alpinists and alpine publicists, for the panoramic views of Großglockner, Großvenediger and the world cultural heritage of the Dolomites they provide. Being one of 20 Austrian “mountaineering villages”, the Villgratental Valley relies with diligence and ingenuity on local products from the mountain, on innovative handicrafts and on close contacts with visitors in manageable accommodations.